Chapter 9 Food: Getting IT, Growing IT, Eating IT, And Passing IT Around

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Chapter 9 Food: Getting IT, Growing IT, Eating IT, And Passing IT Around

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  • 1. 
    A society's techniques for acquiring food resources is/are its:
    • A. 

      Shopping habits

    • B. 

      Economy

    • C. 

      Subsistence pattern

    • D. 

      Market system

  • 2. 
    Humans probably began meat-eating as:
    • A. 

      Scavengers

    • B. 

      Big game hunters

    • C. 

      Herders

    • D. 

      Fishermen

  • 3. 
    Big game hunting probably became important:
    • A. 

      On the savannas of Africa

    • B. 

      In the tropical forests

    • C. 

      In glacial areas during the Pleistocene

    • D. 

      Only in recent times after the advent of farming

  • 4. 
    For most hunter-gatherer societies, most of the diet comes from:
    • A. 

      Hunted meat

    • B. 

      Gathered plants

    • C. 

      Domesticated food sources

    • D. 

      Fish and small game

  • 5. 
     Anthropologist formerly emphasized hunting among hunter-gatherers for all the following reasons EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      It was the major source of food

    • B. 

      Hunting was seen as the more exciting and romantic endeavor

    • C. 

      Hunter-gatherers themselves placed a social emphasis on hunting

    • D. 

      Hunting is a more dangerous, more tenuous activity

  • 6. 
    The farming ideas of the Soviet scientist Lysenko did not work because they were based on:
    • A. 

      Religious belief

    • B. 

      Marxist-Leninist social theory

    • C. 

      Lamarckian ideas about evolution

    • D. 

      Mendelian genetics

  • 7. 
    Foraging is a synonym for:
    • A. 

      Hunting-gathering

    • B. 

      Horticulture

    • C. 

      Agriculture

    • D. 

      Pastoralism

  • 8. 
    Which is most accurate regarding foraging societies in the world today?
    • A. 

      There are about 30,000 foragers left

    • B. 

      There are millions of people who still rely on foraged food

    • C. 

      There are no societies left that are true foragers

    • D. 

      Foragers are isolated so we don't know how many are left

  • 9. 
     Why have anthropologists traditionally focused so much on the study of foraging groups?
    • A. 

      They are simple societies and so easy to study

    • B. 

      All humans were foragers for over 90% of human history

    • C. 

      They are exotic and interesting

    • D. 

      They are technologically simple and don't complain about being photographed

  • 10. 
    Foraging societies are egalitarian.  This means that:
    • A. 

      There are no important differences among the people

    • B. 

      People are equal in wealth although not in status

    • C. 

      People are equal in status although not in wealth

    • D. 

      There are no recognized, formalized status or wealth differences

  • 11. 
    Which is the most accurate statement about foraging societies?
    • A. 

      They are usually on the brink of starvation

    • B. 

      They have to try hard to increase their birth rate to maintain their population

    • C. 

      They have to practice methods to limit their birth rate

    • D. 

      They are now extinct because they could not produce enough food

  • 12. 
    Which of the following characteristics is NOT typical of foraging societies?
    • A. 

      Egalitarian

    • B. 

      Polytheistic

    • C. 

      Nomadic

    • D. 

      Individual land holdings

  • 13. 
    The division of labor typical among foragers is that:
    • A. 

      Individual jobs are done by individual specialists

    • B. 

      Men hunt and women gather

    • C. 

      Pretty much everyone does every important task

    • D. 

      The lower classes do most of the manual labor

  • 14. 
    The egalitarian San from the Kalahari of southern Africa have one symbol of differential status.  It is that:
    • A. 

      Good hunters get more meat from the kill

    • B. 

      Women who gather more plants have more power

    • C. 

      Successful healers sometimes have more than one wife

    • D. 

      Larger individual groups have the right to a larger territory

  • 15. 
     For the San, "insulting the meat" is a means of:
    • A. 

      Maintaining their egalitarian outlook

    • B. 

      Keeping anthropologists from feeling superior

    • C. 

      Keeping less powerful men from achieving higher status

    • D. 

      Showing the spirit of the dead animal the superiority of humans

  • 16. 
     The first evidence of food production comes from about:
    • A. 

      250,000 years ago

    • B. 

      100,000 years ago, with the first modern humans

    • C. 

      12,000 years ago

    • D. 

      Around the beginning of the Christian era

  • 17. 
    Evidence for the transition to food producing is in all the following forms EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      Artifacts used in food producing and processing

    • B. 

      Remains of ancient grains

    • C. 

      Ancient paintings of people planting

    • D. 

      Biological differences between wild and domestic plants and animals

  • 18. 
    Intensive foraging refers to:
    • A. 

      The overexploitation of an environment by hunting and gathering

    • B. 

      Large scale farming or herding

    • C. 

      The exploitation of new food sources after the final glacial recession

    • D. 

      Extra energy put into foraging to stave off starvation

  • 19. 
    The exploitation of new food sources available in some areas after the final recession of the Pleistocene glaciers 12,000 years ago is known as:
    • A. 

      Food producing

    • B. 

      Intensive foraging

    • C. 

      Horticulture

    • D. 

      Domestication

  • 20. 
    Archaeologist Kent Flannery suggests that farming probably began:
    • A. 

      In the midst of areas of rich natural resources

    • B. 

      In areas of poor natural resources

    • C. 

      In the tropics

    • D. 

      In poor areas at the margins of rich ones

  • 21. 
    The first animal species to be domesticated was probably:
    • A. 

      Cattle

    • B. 

      Corn

    • C. 

      Reindeer

    • D. 

      Dogs

  • 22. 
    Evidence of the domestic dog goes back to:
    • A. 

      100,000 years ago

    • B. 

      35,000 years ago

    • C. 

      12,000 years ago

    • D. 

      7, 000 years ago

  • 23. 
    Other than the dog, domestic animals begin to appear about:
    • A. 

      35,000 years ago

    • B. 

      10,000 years ago

    • C. 

      5, 000 years ago

    • D. 

      2,000 years ago, around the beginning of the Common Era

  • 24. 
    Which of the following was NOT a New World domesticate?
    • A. 

      Llamas

    • B. 

      Turkeys

    • C. 

      Guinea pigs

    • D. 

      Bison (buffalo)

  • 25. 
     Which is NOT a reason for the lateness of domestication in the New World?
    • A. 

      Humans didn't enter the New World until later

    • B. 

      The early humans in the New World were not as intellectually advanced

    • C. 

      There were fewer domesticable species in the New World

    • D. 

      Important wild food sources were found in great abundance

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